Aug 17, 2010

Job Leads On The Hill

August 16, 2010
Fall Interns - The office of Congressman Patrick McHenry is seeking interns for fall 2010. The internship will provide college students and recent graduates with knowledge of the workings of a Congressional office and the legislative process. Responsibilities will include answering phones, sorting mail, giving Capitol tours, data entry, assisting legislative staff with research, letter writing, and attending various briefings and hearings. College credit is available upon request. North Carolina ties are preferred but not required. Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to

Interns - Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking fall interns with conservative values, who are available to start at the beginning of September. Interns will be responsible for maintaining general front office duties including answering phones, conducting and scheduling tours, logging and writing office correspondence, and a variety of other administrative tasks. Applicants should be detail oriented, punctual, and have excellent communication skills. Wisconsin ties are preferred. Interested candidates should direct their cover letter and resume to Matthew Mohr at with Fall 2010 internship in the subject line. No phone calls please.

August 12, 2010
Communications Director - Southern Republican Office seeks a qualified and experienced press operative to handle all aspects of the communications and press operation. Responsibilities will include writing press releases, floor statements, and weekly columns for the e-newsletter. This person will also be responsible for all website content, social media, and franking communications. Salary will commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send their resumes to

Sr. Legislative Assistant - Republican House Member seeks an experienced individual to serve as a Sr. Legislative Assistant. Must have a minimum of 2 years of Hill experience. Please send a resume and cover letter to

Legislative Assistant – Wisconsin office is seeking an experienced legislative assistant to handle military issues, foreign affairs, other issues. The position requires a strong background in defense policy as well as creativity and strong writing skills. Prior Hill experience is required; candidates with more than two years are encouraged to apply. Wisconsin ties preferred, but not required. Please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to No calls or drop-ins please.

Scheduler/Executive Assistant - The office of Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH-5) is seeking candidates for the Scheduler/Executive Assistant position in the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include scheduling both district and DC meetings and events for the Congressman; maintaining executive correspondence; and assisting with other executive assistant/office manager duties as assigned. Candidates must have excellent people skills, be courteous, detail-oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated. This is a fast-paced position that requires someone who can multi-task and be a team player. Ohio ties a plus, but not required. Previous scheduling experience is also a plus, but not required. Please email resume and cover letter to: No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Staff Assistant – Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is looking for a new staff assistant to join his staff. Successful candidates must have excellent organizational, personal, writing and communication skills. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, arranging tours, filling flag requests, answering phones, sorting mail, and other general office duties. Would prefer candidates with Florida ties who are fluent in Spanish. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to, please include "staff assistant" in the subject line.

Fall Interns - Congressman Ted Poe’s DC office is seeking unpaid interns for the Fall 2010 semester. Main responsibilities include answering phones, drafting letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed and giving tours of the Capitol. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, a team-player, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking to gain academic credit. Candidates interested in gaining experience with the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary committees are encouraged to apply. Texas ties a plus. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Kristen Hoffman at

August 9, 2010
Legislative Assistant – Congressman Kevin Brady is seeking an experienced legislative assistant to handle healthcare, Social Security and other issues. Strong writing skills, creativity, and minimum two years legislative experience required. Texas ties a plus. Email resume, references and writing samples to: No calls or drop-ins please.

Deputy Press Secretary – Congressman Kevin Brady is seeking a D.C.-based Deputy Press Secretary. Candidates should have experience in a press-related position or a strong journalism/media background. Must be a self-starter, have new-media savvy, the ability to think creatively, and able to work long hours under pressure in order to respond quickly to deadlines and media opportunities. Candidates must have outstanding writing skills. Duties include: drafting press releases, statements, and newsletters; developing national and state media outreach strategies; providing content for and managing the website; managing new-media presence; building relationships with Texas and national media; manage daily press clips and other duties as assigned. Texas ties a plus. Email resume, references and writing samples to: No calls or drop-ins please.

Intern - The congressional office for New Jersey District 2 (NJ-02) seeks applicants for an intern position in the DC office for the fall 2010 semester, beginning in late August and going through December. The ideal candidate will call New Jersey their home and possess an interest in politics. Current students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. A strong writing background is preferred. Our interns assist staff with giving tours of the Capitol, answering phones, data entry, sorting mail and general clerical duties. They will also occasionally attend public hearings or briefings and can conduct research for legislative staff. This is a good opportunity to see how a congressional office works. Additionally, interns will gain professional office experience useful for future career choices. Applicants must be available at a least two to three full days per week. Please email your resume and cover letter to

August 5, 2010
Fall Internships - The office of Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-LA) currently has openings for Fall Internships in the Washington, D.C. office. The internship will provide college graduates and current students with the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the workings of a Congressional office and knowledge of the legislative process. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors in the front office, organizing and distributing mail, managing tour requests of the Capitol and other government facilities, and assisting legislative staff in research and writing projects. Strong writing skills and Louisiana ties are desired. Please email cover letter, resume, and references to with “Fall Internship ‘10” for the subject line.

Fall Internship - Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office is currently accepting applications for unpaid internships in the District office in Eden Prairie, MN and in Washington, D.C. for the Fall semester. A Congressional internship offers applicants an exciting opportunity to support staff while learning about the daily operations of the Legislative branch. Interns will assist the staff with constituent services, communications, administrative tasks, and legislative research. Congressman Paulsen’s Internship Program is designed primarily for the educational benefit of the participant. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office will gain insight into the federal government and the legislative process by working closely with staff and attending hearings and briefings. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be highly organized and motivated, and possess a positive attitude. College credit, if applicable, will be provided. MN ties preferred but not required. Qualified applicants should go to to fill out the application and send that along with, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Krysta Carlson at

Internships - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has three full-time, unpaid internships available for the 2010 fall session in his Washington, DC office. Duties include answering telephones and greeting visitors, collecting constituent information, researching legislation and policy issues, drafting policy updates, attending briefings and hearings, and assisting communications, administrative and legislative staff. Must be highly motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and have the ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Virginia ties preferred, but not necessary. Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Amirpashaie at with "Internship" in the subject line by August 13th. No phone calls please.

Internship - A Midwestern Republican is currently seeking internship applicants with a good work ethic to start immediately for the fall semester. This internship provides an opportunity to observe and interact with the inner-workings of a Congressional office, as well as provide learning opportunities though attending hearings, briefings, conducting tours of the Capitol, and assisting office staff with various duties and projects. Full-time interns will receive a one-time stipend of $500 at the end of the internship. Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter, references, and a writing sample to Midwest ties preferred but not required.

Fall 2010 Internship - Rep. Cynthia Lummis - Learn firsthand about inner workings of Congress as an Intern. Intern duties include answering phones, greeting constituents, drafting constituent correspondence, attending briefings, Congressional hearings, and preparing memoranda for the office. Attention to detail and professionalism are highly valued. Must be available Monday through Friday, 9AM to 6PM. College Credit available. Stipend Included. Send cover letter, resume, and one page writing sample to Deadline is Aug 5th

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